Bear Creek T’ai Chi


2022 UPDATE: 

Ongoing summer T’ai Chi classes are held after the frost every Monday @ 5:30pm. All classes will be held outside at Bear Creek Healing Arts along the river (weather permitting). Contact us for more information. 

From serious athletes to seniors, people around the world are learning T’ai Chi and experiencing its benefits. T’ai Chi Ch’uan is translated as “The Supreme Ultimate Martial Art.” Developed in ancient China, T’ai Chi is designed to cultivate good health, meditation and self-defense. Relaxation, coordination, balance, muscle tone, weight loss and stress release are just a few of the benefits that you will experience.

We teach the Yang style short form consisting of 37 postures  developed by Professor Cheng Man Ching, the leading martial artist of his time. The solo form is performed slowly and continuously, taking about 10 minutes to complete one round. T’ai Chi requires no special equipment and can be done in a small space.

Meditation, “Chi-Energetics” and self-defense will also be taught. The T’ai Chi sword form and fencing instruction are also available.

Tao Te Ching

“People are born soft and supple,
At death, they are stiff and hard.
Plants are born tender and pliant;
At death, they are brittle and dry.
Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible Is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding Is a disciple of life.
The hard and stiff will be broken,
The soft and supple will prevail.”

— Lao Tzu, 6th Century B.C.